Taylor Mali on what teachers make (and thoughts on my Dad)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU&feature=player_embedded] My Dad taught.  He taught at all levels.  He was a high school shop teacher and he was an Education Professor at Adelphi University.  but he was always a teacher first. He loved teaching more than anything.  He was at teaching at age 77 until the cancer stopped him.  The administrators couldn’t stop him.  He […]

Greece: A perfect storm of grievance, scandal and rage

In Greece, there are protesters and rioters, angered about a conservative government, economic hardship, and the police killing of a 15-year-old-boy. Article, “A Perfect Storm of Grievance, Scandal and Rage”, from the Guardian UK: here

International Strikes (which started with gas price protests)

From Forbes, we learn, that the Spanish Truck strike has been suspended. Several truck drivers’ unions felt that the government took some measures to help, so that it was worth suspending the strike. From Reuters, we have an update on the Fisherman’s Strike. “Ministers from seven European Union countries called on Tuesday for sharply higher […]

In Spain, Truck Drivers Strike to Protest High Gas Prices

Updated on 6/16/06: Spain Truck Strike “suspended”. Fishermen’s strike news: within EU countries, 7 ministers will urge aid for fisherman. (France, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Malta) Updated on 6/12/2008: Slow down in England. Story here. Update on 6/12/2008: Portuguese hauliers end strike – Spanish protests continue. Story here. Update on 6/10/2008: strike spreads […]